Tag: Iceland

A Tale of Two Dicks

Reading classic books is something I really enjoy. I love the thought that I’m reading a story millions of people over generations and sometimes hundreds of years have read. As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, it makes me feel connected to something much…

Iceland in Poems, Part Two

Waterfall #2: Skogafoss  The path to Skogafoss was dry as a bone With a staircase that went to the top We climbed all 370 steps And the view almost made our hearts stop   The day was so clear, the sun shone off the…

Iceland in Poems, Part One

Stefán and the Land Rover In Reykjavík there lives a man Who shows visitors all that he can His Land Rover’s a beast With no cares in the least About snow or ice or black sand   The Land Rover held three Brett, Stefán and me…

Hot Springs, Northern Lights and a Neurotic Brit

Our dead of winter Iceland trip was kind of a spur of the moment decision. Travelzoo had a smokin’ deal that included non-stop flights from Denver, five nights’ hotel, and an excursion to Laugarvatn Fontana, a geothermal bath with a buffet dinner and northern…

Hallgrimskirkja – Say That Three Times Fast

The second tallest building in Iceland is the Lutheran church, Hallgrimskirkja. It sits in the center of Reykjavík and has become one of the city’s best known symbols. Brett’s birthday happened to fall on a Sunday and he was raised Lutheran, so what better…

The Land of Fire and Ice

Winter in Iceland might seem like a really bad idea. And when I planned a trip to Reykjavik in January, I was a little concerned I was making a huge mistake. But we got a smokin’ deal through Travel Zoo and being winter people,…